University of New Haven - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center opened in December 2007. This 56,000 sq. ft. multipurpose recreation facility consists of 6,000 sq. ft. of dedicated fitness space featuring state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, 1/10th-mile suspended indoor jogging/walking track, a two-court gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and badminton, an enclosed multi-activity court designed for a variety of activities including floor hockey and indoor soccer, two racquetball courts, two group exercise performance studios, a juice bar, locker rooms and lounge spaces. In 2009, the facility received an Architectural Showcase award from Athletic Business magazine.
The Associate Director – Competitive Sports & Programs is responsible for leading a comprehensive Intramural and Club Sport Program.
Directly oversee and supervisor student staff including RECSports (Intramural) Officials and Competitive Sports Supervisors (RECSports and Club Sports), Creative Team (interns, graphic designers, street-team, photographers, video editors, etc.)
Directly oversee the Graduate Assistant – Competitive Sports and the Graduate Assistant – Club Sports & Risk Management
Recruit, train and evaluate student staff
Ensure staff compliance of required certifications
Create an environment that inspires innovation and effective student development outcomes
Program Administration and Development:
Oversee a comprehensive RECSports (Intramural) program including league sports, one-day tournaments, special events, etc.
Develop and implement new and diverse RECSports (Intramural) programs to meet the needs of the campus community
Oversee a comprehensive Club Sport program including risk management protocols/documentation; active recruitment, retention, and mentoring of club leaders; assisting clubs leaders with fiscal policies/procedures; and providing guidance and learning opportunities for club sports leaders and participants, including conducting regular meetings with club officers
Collaborate with Center for Student Leadership, Engagement and Orientation on Club Sport issues when necessary
Collaborate with Athletics for field space and scheduling
Contact external sources to schedule off-site practice/competition venues as needed
Serve as primary risk manager for RECSports (Intramural) and Club Sport programs
Oversee facility scheduling for RECSports (Intramural) and Club Sport programs
Serve as on-site administrator for all home Club Ice Hockey games
Serve as on-site administrator as needed for other large scale home Club Sport competitions
Lead/Assist department wide program and special events
Lead department-wide marketing initiatives
Develop and maintain department-wide marketing standards including: timelines, branding, web/social meeting postings, announcements, weekly publications, etc.
Compile quarterly and annual reports for RECSports (Intramural) and Club Sport participation
Assemble, track, and review student employee paperwork, payroll, and timecards on a weekly basis
Secure, reconcile, and ensure all Club Sport deposits are completed in compliance with CENTERS policy as well as daily transactions, deposits, and all payments with the CSI system
Manage budgets for programming, staffing, and equipment. Provide recommendations to Director for capital equipment repairs and replacement
Assist club officers with management of club budgets and fiscal policies/procedures
Assist Director with special projects and assignments as needed
Attend office, staff, and department meetings/events as scheduled
Represent CENTERS and the University of New Haven at workshops and conferences
Assist other program areas and facility operations as needed
Instruct CPR/AED and First Aid Classes and In-Services as needed
Serve on various campus committees as needed
Other duties as required
Master’s degree required.
At least 4-6 years of progressive professional experience working in collegiate recreation
Administration of intramural and clubs sports programs
Familiarity with recreation/membership software
Ability to navigate, collaborate, and work alongside other university departments
Ability to multi-task and to function in a high energy environment
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification; Instructor Certification preferred
Willingness to support the mission and values of both CENTERS and the University of New Haven
Demonstrated experience in implementing policies and procedures
Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports
Some knowledge of HR theories and best practices in recruitment and staff development
Basic accounting knowledge; capability of understanding budgets
Ability to write concise, logical reports
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Ability to adapt and utilize various computer software programs
Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles
Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm
Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.
CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at eight universities within the United States.